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Kevin & Jerome Boateng: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Jerome Boateng and Kevin Prince Boateng are half-brothers who share everything, except a soccer team. Jerome is a star defender for Germany, and Kevin is a forward for Ghana. On Saturday, June 21, the two will square off against one another as their teams play in the 2014 World Cup.

Here is what you need to know about these brotherly adversaries:


1. They Said They’ve Had No Communication Before the Match

Jerome Boateng. (Getty)

Jerome Boateng. (Getty)

Germany’s Jerome told the BBC that the two brothers, who generally speak every day, have stopped communicating the last few weeks. “We’ve had no contact recently, each of us is just concentrating on himself,” he said.

FIFA also quotes him as saying, “It is a bit strange but I’m not missing our regular contact. The World Cup is a special situation and I think it just wouldn’t be right if we remained in touch with each other. I am with Germany and my full focus is on my tasks here.”


2. They Were Both Born in Berlin, but Kevin Prince Chose His Father’s Nation

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Kevin Prince and Jerome were born to the same father and different mothers in Berlin. Jerome chose to represent Germany, but the BBC reports that Kevin Prince, perceiving fewer soccer opportunities in Germany, decided to represent his father’s nation of Ghana.


3. Germany Beat Ghana in the 2010 World Cup

Germany Fans Brazil World Cup 2014

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The two Boatengs set a new world first in 2010 when they became the first brothers to play each other in the world cup. On June 23, 2010, the two squared off during the group round, both in group D. Germany was able to defeat Ghana by a narrow lead of 1-0.


4. Jerome Plays for Bayern Munich

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Jerome Boateng plays for Bayern Munich, one of Germany’s best teams. There he is considered one of the more versatile defenders in the league, even scoring a goal in the most current season.

In 2011 he was paid a contract of €13,500,000 to move their from Manchester City.


5. Kevin Prince Plays for FC Schalke 04

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(Getty)

In 2013, Kevin Prince moved from Milan to Schalke 04. Known as a talented and versatile midfielder capable of scoring goals, Jerome will need to bring his A-game to keep his brother from getting onto his side of the field.

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4 comments

  1. ilove the boateng brothers even if they play for different countries keep it upgood work guyz u make us proud

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